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“Historic Landscapes—Recognizing and Eradicating Invasive Plants”

Preservation Delaware to hold online workshop on June 3, 2020.

Delaware Forest Service publishes guide to big trees of Delaware

State’s largest trees includes a Nordmann fir and tamarack at Buena Vista, and a Douglas fir at Belmont Hall.

Horticulture Position

Qualifications: We are looking for volunteers who work well within a team and have an interest and/or knowledge or skills in basic gardening, ornamental horticulture, or general plant-related topics. Experience or education in horticulture is a plus! This opportunity may also suitable for groups! Sites: Various sites throughout the state of Delaware, including our museum […]

Formal Garden Plant List

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ Height: 2 ft. Spread: 18-24 in. USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9 Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ Height: 2 ft. Spread: 2-3 ft. USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida Height: 24-30 in. Spread: 1-2 ft. USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-7 Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue Hill’ Height: 18-30 in. Spread: 12-15 in. USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9 […]

New Castle Green Tree Descriptions

Today the New Castle Green provides both residents and visitors with an important sense of open space, in a heavily populated area. Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs maintains the trees on The Green and has done so since 1967. In 1989 the New Castle Advisory Committee was established to provide additional opportunities for community […]

Self Guided & Digital Tours

Serenity on the St. Jones

The John Dickinson Plantation may not look exactly as it did 200 years ago, but it still gives the feeling of the 18th century. In 1954, Alden Hopkins, who helped design gardens for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, designed a Colonial Revival garden for the plantation. The formal garden was installed during 1954 and 1955. The […]

Division welcomes three new staff members

New employees include two members of the Horticulture Team and an addition to the staff of the Buena Vista conference/event center.

Dan Davis promoted to Conservation Technician IV

Thirty-one-year veteran works in the division’s Horticulture Team.

Sussex Gardeners deck the halls of the Zwaanendael Museum

Holiday display through December 2016 features preserved flowers, fruit, evergreen branches and other plant material.